Healthy Living

Religious OCD: When faith becomes an obsession

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Falling under the umbrella of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), scrupulosity — also referred to as "religious OCD" — is an obsession involving religious or moral matters. Scrupulous individuals are overly concerned that their thoughts or actions might be considered sinful or violate moral doctrine. 
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BYU researchers contribute in looking for Alzheimer’s cure

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See also Resources for genetics research at BYU Read in Spanish: Investigadores de BYU ayudan encontrar una curación para el Alzheimer BYU alumna Judy Seegmiller knew...

Air pollution decreasing Utahns’ life spans according to study

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Air pollution is taking two years of Utahns' life according to a report from BYU environmental science professor Ben Abbott and student Isabella Errigo.

Mental health apps provide opportunities for students

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Mental health care is inaccessible for many people. Mental health apps can provide mental health care to people who might not...

Legal, emotional surprises possible results of DNA tests

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Medical and legal experts warn that taking a DNA test is like opening Pandora’s Box — once the test has been taken, there’s no way to forget the information in the results.

DNA tests can have life-altering consequences, say consumers

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At 52 years old, Jane Olson said her life took a turn straight out of a soap opera script when her DNA test told her the man she thought was her father wasn't biologically related to her.